I’m spending a week in a resort that has no outdoor pool.
Not that I’ll have time to hang out, but really, I think a place without an outdoor pool should be banned from calling itself a resort.
While it does have an indoor pool, they make you wear a swimming cap in the water. A sign tells you so, and the lady at reception made me buy one. What’s up with that? I don’t get it. But my boss tells me it’s apparently common practice in China.
I was trying to access Google for a long time, and then I remembered that Google is banned here. Did you know that you can’t even access Imdb in China? I think that’s pretty screwed up.
Internet is incredibly slow. I’ve been trying to check my emails for 2 days and have just managed to get through – at 5.30am.
Considering I’m at a Hilton, the food is absolutely awful. This is probably the most terrible hotel food I’ve ever eaten. I’m not even being picky. Actually, let’s not compare it to other hotel food. I’m just saying, as food for humans itself – I don’t know how the “chefs” live with themselves.
I asked for hot tea. They gave me a glass of something like water contaminated with a single sliver of stray tea leaf. We debated whether it tasted of tea at all.
I’ve forgotten about the little things in China that annoy me. Like when I asked for a copy of a receipt which they somehow say they can’t give me, they literally made me a copy – and a very bad one at that, on a crumpled piece of A4 paper. This is the Hilton I’m talking about. No point explaining. I just stuffed the A4 into my wallet.